Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
As you’ve already heard, the Supreme Court held the Act’s mandate requiring all citizens to own health insurance or pay a fine under the constitutional right by Congress to levy taxes. The Court’s vote came out 5-4 with Chief Justice John Roberts surprising many by joining the liberals in the vote. However, the Court also ruled that the federal government could not kick states off Medicaid if they refused to go along with the expanded eligibility for the federal-state health program that is part of the Act. Twenty-six states challenged the health care law and could further challenge with this slight win.
Below is a compilation of articles covering the story that you may not have seen as well as our official statement on the decision.
Supreme Court Saves Health Reform Law-National Journal
Ruling Could Make Millions Uninsured-National Journal
Health Care Ruling Makes for Medicaid Headache-National Journal
Supreme Court Upholds Mandate as a Tax-Wall Street Journal
Experts Discuss Outcome of High Court’s Decision-National Journal